Dec 28, 2012 11:00pm EST
moment? are you simply taking it in, that's where the energy and that's where clearly the direction comes from the score. >> yeah, absolutely, yeah. it's the music. it's the music. i study a lot, really. and i'm studying all-- . >> rose: study what. >> you know, i love to go deeply in music. >> when you study the dor what are you looking for? what is if that speaks to you? >> what speaks to me? well,. >> is it knowing where the computers head was? what he was or she, what he was thinking at the moment s it getting to what might have been at the moment that that note was taken from this head and this heart and put there on that page? >> you start to think from that point. but at the send, remember that you are recreating. you are recreating, so sometimes let's put the example of the beethoven. beethoven is a kpotser very difficult to approach because you have let's say rules in david tobin music. you have to use a small orchestra. you have a very special kind of sound to approach. but at the end there is subjective because i'm sure that beethoven at his time, he had an organize tra,
Dec 26, 2012 12:00pm PST
. he did a little amateur production about a week before he died with full energy though he was incredibly frail. he said to a friend, i should have run a national theater. that's what i should have done with my life. >> charlie: (laughing) did it impact his writing? >> in fact... charlie: simon. his writing is a performance. charlie: exactly. you feel more than you do with any other great writer in the presence of the author you feel him doing it for you, wanting your admiration for the virs yosity of the different voices that he employs. even the passages are like great arias. it's all a performance. >> his daughter reported that she saw him standing in front of a mirror and acting something out. he asked her about it. he gave her a very interesting answer. he said, well, if you asked someone to list the ways in which an old man walks he might think of eight or ten things but a decent actor is imitating 100 mowings. he would rush to his desk after acting out and write down what he had just done. the acting and the writing were won. snairlts robert, you were going to add what?
Dec 28, 2012 10:00am EST
more of a -- it's like a sport in a sense. there's an energy the kitchen. there's team work, it's demanding and there's timing. everything for a table of six has to come up at the same time. >> i think it's more like war than a sport. >> rose: what do you mean war? >> well, off sense -- we talk about being in the trenches and it's highly pressured it's intense and doesn't stop until it's over. it's not like a sport where you can say i played two sets of tennis, i'm out of here. >> you work like a team. >> it's the same athletic ability of moving the pots, many times i feel like i felt when i used to play football. you're getting -- your adrenaline is flowing because tables are coming in and there's a famous person out there and a personality out there. so it's an exciting profession. >> we all share the responsibility to motivate. >> rose: to motivate the people around you. >> exactly. and we need the pressure to be able to move on. if the restaurant -- we are not warmed up and when the restaurant is full then everything goes fine. >> new york's vibrant, boisterous exciting place
Dec 22, 2012 12:00am PST
: does this creative power you have, creative energy, have an outlet anywhere other than film? you will argue criticism and i'll take that, but what else? i mean, do you create music? >> no. >> rose: you don't create that, no. >> i appreciate it. >> rose: yeah. and you make movie movie about it. and i use it in my movies and it's a huge -- >> rose: it is. it's a defining part of your-- >> i agree. but i don't make it. >> rose: so what does that make you a kind of agigator? requesthere is modern art going on, there is-- for lack of a better word-- hip-hop aesthetic, taking what you like that already existed expz putting it in your own work and the way you do it, the way you create it, something that didn't exist before. it took a while to be respected but that's where i've been coming from. >> rose: how do you use it? how does it add to the film? personally i think -- >> rose: it creates mood? it creates-- >> well, i think it's one of the most-- i try not to use music just as a case of pacing. that's how everybody else does it. they put innocuous music for the ticking clock. but i think